Bert Bushnell – hero or match fixer? A new BBC Drama starring Matt Smith and Sam Hoare tells the story of Bert Bushnell and Richard 'Dickie' Burnell, who were thrown together to compete in the 1948 Olympics. Both have the same determination and drive and, on a personal level, both have been shaped by complex relationships with their fathers. I already knew of this movies last summer and also wanted to watch them around the Olympics, but you know the drill: so much to see, so little… Bert & Dickie (2012) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Bert and Dickie, a new BBC One drama starring Matt Smith, sheds light on the 1948 Olympics’ unlikely British champions. Watch Bert and Dickie episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. More purchase options. For the occasion of the London 2012 Olympics, the BBC produced two feature length period films, focusing on important events in British Olympic history. Matt talks about the character of Bert Bushnell together with Bert's prickly relationship with Dickie … As some of you readers of HTBS might remember, last August we had a few blog posts about the upcoming BBC One film Bert and Dickie about Bert Bushnell and Richard ‘Dickie’ Burnell and their triumph in the double sculls race on the Henley course at the 1948 Olympic regatta. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell are thrown together in the double sculls just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics. Matt Smith and Sam Hoare as Olympic oarsmen Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell. Bert and Dickie. Bert and Dickie test each other's power and endurance on their first row together. Doctor Who star Matt Smith stars in this real life story of Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell, the unlikely duo who competed in the Double Skulls rowing event in the 1948 Olympics. Add to Watchlist. Bert and Dickie also begin to realise that they share more in common than they ever would have expected. Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell row together in the the double sculls. Dickie took the silver spoon from his mouth and paddled with that as well. Bert and Dickie is written by William Ivory and filming starts this month. The film follows the compelling journey to the Olympic final of an unlikely pairing of competitors, boatbuilder’s son Bert Bushnell and Eton and Oxford-educated Richard ‘Dickie… Join Facebook to connect with Dickie Bert and others you may know. The powerful and uplifting story of how two men captured Olympic Gold and embodied the battling spirit of the 1948 London games. The story of how Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell defied all the odds and achieved gold. Bert and Dickie is an earnest and well-meaning affair but its meandering pace, lack of drama and familiarity may well have you looking at you watch or Tweeting in the final third. Buy Episode 1 HD £2.99. Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. Note: Bert […] Nearly there. by Jasper Rees Thursday, 26 July 2012. James Cracknell salutes them. Bert And Dickie Season 1 (2) 2012 7+ The story of how two very different team mates won Olympic Gold in the 1948 London games. Bara fem veckor innan finalen i rodd under OS i London 1948 paras Bert Bushnell och Dickie Burnell ihop för att ro "duble sculls" för Storbrittanien. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. While the actor Matt Smith is going to play Bert Bushnell, HTBS can now reveal that Dickie Burnell is going to be played by actor Sam Hoare (on the left), who with his 6’5″ at least has the height to portray Burnell. And when their rations still left them hungry, Bert shared out the chips that had been piling up on his shoulder. It will also explore how London coped with staging the first post-war Games with rationing still in place." Mot alla odds lyckas de vinna OS-guld. Or sculling. bert and dickie 1170 GIFs Sort: Relevant Newest nickelodeon, dreamy, daydreaming, nrdd, nicky ricky dicky dawn # nickelodeon # dreamy # daydreaming # nrdd # nicky ricky dicky dawn Bert is a working class lad who dreams of winning the medals his father was forced to miss out on, Dickie a product of the Public School system who's been taught that actually wanting to win is, well, not quite cricket. 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